Doce fire evacuees choose what to bring, settle in shelter - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Doce fire evacuees choose what to bring, settle in shelter

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • Foul play not ruled out in fatal Wilcox County blaze

    Foul play not ruled out in fatal Wilcox Co. blaze

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-07-29 04:23:03 GMT
    Mable Davis could do nothing but watch as flames devoured the home across the street, where her sister, Patricia Nickelson had been staying with her long time boyfriend. He got out of the burning houseMore >>
    Multiple calls and email to the WSFA 12 Newsroom took our news crews to the town of Camden. Two recent deadly fires there have many in the community on edge. The families of the victims want answers.  Are the fires related?  Do authorities suspect arson? WSFA took their questions to county and state officials.
    More >>
  • Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:53:06 GMT
    Officials at the Smiths Station Fire Department say the victim, later identified as Vivian Martin, was transported to Midtown Medical Center with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.More >>
    Multiple sources tell News Leader 9 that a Smiths Station teacher was hit by a train earlier today in Lee County.

    Officials at the Smiths Station Fire Department say the victim, later identified as Vivian Martin, was transported to Midtown Medical Center with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.
    More >>
  • Committee selects new Houston County Sheriff candidate

    Committee selects new Houston County Sheriff candidate

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:44:08 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The Houston County Republican Executive Committee agreed on a replacement for outgoing Sheriff Andy Hughes on Monday. Current Houston County Chief Deputy Donald Valenza will replace HughesMore >>
    The Houston County Republican Executive Committee agreed on a replacement for outgoing Sheriff Andy Hughes on Monday.More >>
PRESCOTT, AZ (CBS5) -

Where do people go when they have to evacuate their homes, and what do they bring?

A few dozen people drifted in and out of the American Red Cross shelter set up Tuesday in Yavapai Community College. People like Kristin Neis hustled her three boys and their pets out of the house.

She said while the boys are having fun, she's worried about whether they will have a home to go back to.

"The only thing I took was, I had some pictures that were on the wall that I don't have backed up on any computer," Neis said.

"In my situation, at my stage in life, I dump my medicine in first," said George Jaeger. He lives a few miles away from the fire and said he didn't wait for a call from the sheriff's office to evacuate.

"I saw the smoke, I felt the wind, and I said, 'I'm not going to wait until someone knocks at my door. That fire is moving,'" Jaeger said.

"I did get a call from the sheriff's department that said, 'We need you to evacuate,'" said Donna Gosselin, who lives within two and a half miles of the fire. She told us she is fearing the worst.

"You think of all the things you've accumulated over a long period of time and how important they are to you," Gosselin said.

"The first call we received was a heads up, we might need to do something about this fire," said Lupe Velasquez with the American Red Cross. "About 10 minutes we got, we definitely need you to help us and support us with this fire."

Velasquez said this shelter can hold about 100 people, and if they need to open up more shelters, they will.

"Everything's replaceable. They aren't, and we grabbed them," Neis said, pointing to her children.

 Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow